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, jack lew, to be his next treasury secretary. outgoing treasury secretary tim geithner should be there also. >> spearing tough fiscal fights with congress and his choice is raising questions about how independent the new treasury chief will be from the white house. steve liesman taking a close are look at this. steve, how independent are they and when they get too independent as paul o'neill did, they get fired. >> very good point. one is how much independence they exercise in office but the other is the chief criticism of jack lew so far is how much independence he brings to the job before he takes the office. the issue is when you think about the past seven treasury secretaries they've all come to the office in their resume with a bit of intendens, which leads you to something other than politics at the white house. let's go through it now. lloyd benson back in 1939 appointed by clinton, he was politically right of center of president clinton. that was the one thing. robert rubin came from goldman sac sachs. it was something other than political. larry summers, appointed by
of these signatures say the same thing. they both belong to treasury secretary tim geithner, who by virtue of being treasury secretary is also the guy who gets to sign our money. when mr. geithner became treasury secretary, he changed his signature. he changed it from the rather lovely loop deloops on the left to the fifth grader's cursive timothy f. geithner you see on the right. here he is explaining why. >> i think on the dollar bill i had to write something that people could read my name. i didn't try for elegance. i just tried for elegance. >> because mrs. quigley, the first grade writing teach worry have given me an f on that. >> i took third grade in new delhi, india. >> whether it is foreign pen man szymanski instruction or something weirder, tim geithner's changed signature never got nearly the attention that his successor's signature received. all of the media got fix excavated on a signature that is loopier than tim geithner's original signature. this is jack lew. all signs point to president obama say i knowing him to replace tim geithner. and if he is nominated and confirmed, that will
confirming he will be nominated to replace outgoing secretary of treasury tim geithner. but can he get through the senate? that the question. john is here in new york with perspective on that. what do you think, john? >> yes, he can. he is liked across the political spectrum. he is an effective liberal serving tip o'neill in the past. but we know that second term cabinet are beginning to fall into place. we have had the national security members of the team named in the last few days but now jack lew will be named, we expect tomorrow, to replace tim geithner who has been wanting to leave for some time. here is what president obama gets, someone with vast experience in handling capitol hill and dealing with budget negotiations. he's been a part of almost lever r every big budget negotiation the last couple of decades. secondly, someone who will remain part of his inner circle and genial personality. what he doesn't get is the experience tim geithner brought, years of financial regulation. tim geithner headed the bank of new york. he doesn't have the ties to wall street that a wall stree
way. he is not the sweet talker that tim geithner that republicans are. the easy thing about him, i think you are right. he is far more ideological than that, he is not like tim geithner. he is head of the new york fed. he is well versed in the new york currency and you have a life long budgeteer. can i add to that? i want to say something about out going. i have the highest regard for them. his financial knowledge was excellent. his knowledge of the whole banking arena. and i'll tell you this too, while i disagreed with him on fiscal issues. he and i had a great personal relationship. what i understand is, he does not have a personal relationship and doesn't know how to deal with people on the other side of the i'll. and that on top of his personal experience to me makes this a poor choice. >> on financial experience i'll grant you some points. this is a guy who has been negotiating complicated deals for 20 years. on the hill in the reagan years, and because there were these tough opepisodes, i would reall take that off your list. >> according to that book, he helped sabotage, he w
will talk about the pick to replace treasury secretary tim geithner we will talk about jack lew who has served at the treasury department under clinton and obama. is great to see you again. jack lew claim to fame to create a surplus bet americans are up in arms? >> nobody has a better resonate and jack lew who was an aide to tip o'neill during the reform of social security. republicans are really just playing partisan. lori: over the last three years ago with budget director u.s. has run deficits over $8 trillion per year in that rate is of contention with criticism. >> a lot of that's is more partisan fear than reality. one interview that he did when the president proposes budget that spending on government programs would balance with the revenues to equalize. their rubies smaller running deficits but that was the course scope and size issue. they said it is semantics but that is not the case. lori: do they not like him because he is a tough negotiator? >> that is part of it. >> except john kerry every nomination is criticized even in hagel is not good enough. so the backdrop of the ob
for a while and he doesn't have the experience in financial regulation that tim geithner brought to the job having head of the federal reserve bank of new york during the financial crisis. but jack lew is expected to be announced today. the pecked speculation about his replacement as white house chief of staff has centered in the last 24 hours around dennis mcdonna. sources tell me that dennis mcdonough is the chief candidate. ron biden has already been a contender. wool see whether the president pairs the announcement of a new chief of staff with jack lew's appointment today. >> so jack lew seems to have the nomination locked up. danny krugman is expected to be looked go ahead at for treasury secretary. >>> still, that's a subject for great discussion. now let's bring you up to speed with the action on today's global markets report. will i sixuan is with us. hi, sixuan. >> thank you, ross. that surprising number in trade data has helped beat sentiment in asia. the sensex index had a fresh 19-month high in trade before closing up .6%. airline stocks on upgrades. the shanghai composite finis
expected to nominate white house chief of staff jack lew to replace tim geithner. will that a make a deal on the debt easier or tougher? >> and constellation brands raising its estimates. the stock is one of the s&p's top performers of the year. not getting much of a bood boost at all though. will this push the adult beverage company even higher? don't miss our exclusive with the company's ceo, rob sands. that's coming up. >> and aig's board declining to join a controversial shareholder lawsuit against the government over the $1 will 2 billion bailout of the company. i'll get the inside story from the ceo of the company, bob benmosche joining me here exclusively in the 4:00 hour of the "closing bell." back in a moment. curb... make you a target for thieves? or that dog bites account for a third of all home liability claims? what if you didn't know that one in seven drivers is uninsured? and that grease fires have to be smothered? the more you know, the better you can plan for whats ahead. get smarter about your insurance. ♪ we are farmers bum - pa - dum, bum - bum - bum - bum ♪ [ male
press corp, and not announcing that the president plans to announce jack lew to replace tim geithner. the president is expected to do that tomorrow. and hilda solis announced she will resign, while attorney general eric holder announced he will stay on for a second term. jay carney was asked this question about jack lew. >> working on a signature. >> the treasury secretary's signature, you see, appears on all reserve notes, dollar bills during his tenure. here is jack lew's signature, it really is. and here is what jack lew's signature would look like on a dollar bill. not everybody can have the style of john hancock. it was once said that the president had the handwriting that neared that of an illiterate. and of course, there is this, that signature? it may be more legible than jack lew, tim geithner's signature became the very neat, very legible cursive in the right-hand corner. tim geithner said he was forced to change his signature before it was fit to print. richard wolfe, when i was chief of staff at the senate finance committee, we of course had to confirm treasury secretary.
. tim geithner expected to leave . jack lu is the leading candidate. how would you vote on lu? >> guest: i would have to look at his record and listen to what he has to say. i tell you my view on any treasury secretary would be that i would want to hear real proposals for growth. the whole debate about the fiscal cliff talking about taxes and spending. noticeably absent from the equation is growth and the biggest economic problem of the last four years is dismal economic growth and under barak obama our economy has grown 1.5 percent a year for years and that is less than half the historical adane. >> john: i would like to get into that in a second. do you share the distaste of the jack lu and the way he conducted his self in the diabetic ceiling debate in 20len. a lot of people said he was arrogant. >> guest: i was not there and i have not dealt with the man and so i will keep an open mind. with any treasury secretary nominee, my view will be looking to the substance, and this is not a popularity contest. this is about fixing the problems that are affecting millions of americans. you kn
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discussed. this from treasury secretary tim geithner who was really installed to deal with the financial crisis. at this point the president is making his pick to deal with federal budgets. the nominee, jack lew, was the budget director for president clinton. here at the obama white house for all these major budget fights he has been at the president's side. >> over the past year i've sought jack's advice on virtually every decision that i have made from economic policy to foreign policy. now one reason jack has been so effective in this town because he is a low-key guy who prefers to surround himself with policy experts rather than television cameras. and over the years he has built a reputation as a master of policy who can work with members of the both parties and forge principled compromises. >> republicans have another take on that reputation. this from senator orrin hatch of utah saying since mr. lou participated in numerous budget negotiations with congress and with four consecutive years of over a trillion dollar deficits, the american people deserve to know, not only that this n
to nominate white house chief of staff jack lew as his next treasury secretary. succeeding tim geithner. lew has been budget director in both the obama and clinton administrations. he will pray a major role of course in negotiations over the debt ceiling and potential spending cuts. the president will make his announcement at 1:30 eastern. it's an event in the east room at the white house. i have to say off the bat just because he's a forest hills guy like me that i, you know, may be a little affinity, we grew up in the same town. >> that alone could be good. >> different generation. >> maybe a technocrat is what's necessary. no one tells me this guy is acrimonious. the talks may have been. but when we're trying to figure out what to cut, maybe you just need a guy who knows his way around the budget as opposed to a federal reserve guy. i thought tim geithner did a great job, though, and i know i find myself in the minority on that, but he came to the rescue of the system in apparel husband time and i think he good a remarkable job. >> jack lew is well respected by both sides of the aisle. an
daley. >> and when tim geithner was picked, having worked closely with hank paulson at the federal reserve bank during the crisis, people were comforted by that. they said, well, maybe he's not so liberal. well, as it happened, larry summers was an advocate of more stimulus than others in the administration. so you can't necessarily read that much. events are going to dictate, i think, whether this president adapts his own view necessary a way that people interpret it as going to the center or not. but for the moment, he knows where he is and where he wants to go. and he's picking somebody who can help them achieve his agenda. >> you know, the thing you point out, that this is a situation where business leaders probably wanted one of their own, they may argue they want somebody in there looking for pro growth policies. but maybe more important is somebody who was very familiar with the financial markets. that was somebody that tim geithner created a lot of confidence because he knew the markets so well, knew the underworkings. and when there were big issues, you knew there was some
remaining stake in gm. >> the president could name a new treasury secretary to replace tim geithner as early as this week. former fdic chair sheila bair is here on what that could mean for the debt ceiling debate. >>> another day, another bank call. this one, though, in the opposite end of the spectrum from what we've gotten recently. credit suisse downgrading bank of america citing valuation cause for concern. pleasure to have you with us. >> thanks for having me. >> seems like the primary driver behind this is the huge run we've seen in bank of america, the fact that right now it's trading at a multiple of 2013 earnings that exceeds jpmorgan as well as citi. does that imply that where citi and jpmorgan are trading, is that where bank of america should be trading? >> no, it's not at all. because bank of america does have a lot of cost reduction opportunities. on 2014 estimates, it's only one multiple point difference than 2 1/2. it narrows over time. but the issue really is, you know, are those cost cuts going to come in a straight line and could there be any interruptions. >> this almost s
-- would it be fed chairman timothy geithner? tim is here to explain what he thinks tim geithner's next move is after treasury. >> forget the banks. the face's wealthier are increasingly turning to pawn shops for revolving lines of personal and business credit. details from this booming business from our very own jane wells a little later on in the "closing bell." impact life expectancy in the u.s., real estate in hong kong, and the optics industry in germany? at t. rowe price, we understand the connections of a complex, global economy. it's just one reason over 75% of our mutual funds beat their 10-year lipper average. t. rowe price. invest with confidence. request a prospectus or summary prospectus with investment information, risks, fees and expenses to read and consider carefully before investing. >>> treasury secretary timothy geithner will formally step down two weeks from today, so what's next for him? steve liesman is here with an interesting take. steve? >> reporter: thanks, maria. geithner will stay at treasury until january 25th. unclear if that's going to mean a seamless tra
one of -- >> hank paulson and tim geithner in the darkest moments when people thought they couldn't get money out of the atm, put terms on it. president obama's pick for defense secretary got a ringing endorsement today. the problem was, it came from the islamic republic of iran. >>> plus, the president cleans out his cabinet and all of his new picks are white men. no offense to white men who are sitting on this set but some people are upset about that.on st for your stuffy nose. thanks. that's the cold truth! i've got two tickets to thanparadise!l set? pack your bags, we'll leave tonight. uhh, it's next month, actually... eddie continues singing: to tickets to... paradiiiiiise! no four. remember? whoooa whooaa whooo! you know ronny, folks who save hundreds of dollars by switching to geico sure are happy. and how happy are they jimmy? happier than eddie money running a travel agency. get happy. get geico. fifteen minutes could save you fifteen percent or more. officemax can help you drive supply costs... down... ...and down. just use your maxperks card and get a case of x-9 paper
. >> well, there is some home. tim geithner had a messy signature on 4is back but in the bill it's completely lenlible. looks like alexander hamilton. >>> next aig has thought better about suing the federal government over the terms of the 2008 bank bailout. yes, the same taxpayer funded bailout that brought them $200 billion and saved them from bankruptcy. anyway, before the news of the potential lawsuit aig launched an ad campaign thanking taxpayers for the bailout money. in light of the planned lawsuit, conan o'brien offered an alternati alternative. >> aig, we said we were going to turn it around and we did. >> we're now leaner and focused on what we do best. >> a profit of more than $22 billion. >> we turned it around. >> [ bleep ] you, america. >> [ bleep ] you, america. >> [ bleep ] you, america. >> from all of us at aigp seriously america, go [ bleep ] yourselves. >> it's tough to see how they even toyed with the idea of a lawsuit against the same government that saved them from bankruptcy. >>> next, if you're in congress and planning to oppose the next round of victims o
future. i'll ask the co-chair for the campaign to fix the debt what lies ahead. >>> and report that tim geithner will leave before that battle has many wondering how that could affect the economy. >>> if you think hillary's departure of the secretary of state will leave the country without a clinton on center stage, think again. >>> and "office politics." i talk to al roker from everything from the fiscal cliff to the first one-on-one he scored with the president after his short inauguration. good morning, welcome to "weekends with alex witt." we have front page politics. with the fiscal cliff deal behind us, president obama is turning his attention to the next battle in today's weekly address, the debt ceiling. >> one thing i will not compromise over is whether or not congress should pay the tab for a bill they already wracked up. if congress refuses to give the united states the ability to pay its bill on time, consequences for the entire global economy could be catastrophic. >> meanwhile, during a closed door meeting on friday, john boehner told members of the gop conference he plans
an ally. hello? ally bank. your money needs an ally. >> all right, so picture this. treasury secretary tim geithner gets the mint to make a one coin, the value, $1 trillion. then he takes that coin over to the federal reserve bank and deposits it. then the government writes checks against that trillion dollars. so that does that mean there's no need to raise the debt ceiling? joining us now to explain it all is deputy editor is the business insider. joe? >> how you doing? >> there's a law that says the treasury secretary can mint a platinum coin, how does that work? >> the treasury secretary does have broad discretion over specifically platinum coinage, the size of it, the denomination and so forth. a lot of people frustrated with the debt ceiling, it looks like the same thing in 2011, second time we don't think the debt ceiling is something to be used for a negotiating point, they're excited this could be a way to get around it. >> we showed that provision there. michelle and i were saying, this reminds us of zimbabwe. wouldn't this cause run away inflation? >> that's what people usually
of tim geithner. mr. lew is a government lifer. and john kerry well to the left of hillary clinton who was also recorded as rather hawkish as a senator. now hilda solis is resigning. not sure what that means, but as the president's moving further to the left in his second term. not a centrist. let's bring back karen finney, columnist for the hill. guy benson, and mark simone. guy, i think these appointments, all three of them, particularly, particularly hagel at defense, show a move to the left. what's your take? >> sure, i mean, of course they do, the president's a lefty, that's who he is. and now that he never has to face voters again, i think we'll see his administration drift even further to the left. i do see the lew appointment at least as an opportunity for republicans to highlight the fact that we have not had a federal budget in almost four years. and it is 100% the fault of democrats. a lot of americans don't know that. at least give guys like that a chance to really beat that drum. and one other thing, larry, i'm interested to see the labor department pick with solis on her
, the mask is off the white house. there's no pretense that they have an interest in spending and when tim geithner's first offer in the negotiations was $1.6 trillion in new revenue, raise the debt ceiling with impunity and have more stimulus spending, that unbridled foolishness that has jarred the gop and the house. so those sort of shutdown questions become easier to coalescing. >> so it's a yes? it's on the table, is that right? >> well, as you and i have talked before, my home state is illinois, which is an example of what not to do. they chose revenues at a state level, didn't deal with the underlying spending drivers and what happened? higher than average unemployment, more per capita debt than any other state in the union almost and been downgraded twice. $7 billion in unpaid bills after the revenues come in. so i'm sensing just in talking to a lot of colleagues today and over the past couple of days a higher level of interest in going much further than they have ever gone before. >> last one, are all revenues off the table as far as you and the house leadership is concerned? >> ye
. they won't specify. the outgoing treasury secretary, tim geithner said, we have no plan. and as geithner always says, plan beats no plan. you have no plan. >> and the american people have no idea what they're talking about on this stuff. >> that i agree with. we're sending conflicting messages. >> it doesn't matter what people think about cutting spending. we have to. >> the polling data show by 75% the american people want spending cuts. i will say this. i may be wrong and you all may be right. but i think the g.o.p. is now migrating towards the spending sequester. including the defense and national security cuts. we're going to debate that in a few moments with general mccaffrey. but i think the gop is migrating there. i think that is exactly the right thing to do. and it shows a little bit of courage. and i think this letter from the four senators today, keith, all it says is waw waw waw we don't want to cut spending. >> that's what john boehner says. interesting rates are low now, inflation is low now. we're still recovering from an economic crisis. this is not the time quite honestl
that tim geithner is using right now to extend it are going to run out. republicans are saying absolutely, no rise in the debt ceiling without an equal number of spending cuts. democrats are saying we're not negotiating with you as all, because as whyte white house press secretary jay carney said look what happened when we tried that in 2011 it resulted in a credit rating downgrade. >> he will not negotiate with congress when it comes to the essential responsibility of congress to pay the bills that congress has incurred. it would be irresponsible to flirt with default. we saw what happened in the summer of 2011 when congress did flirt with default. >> and i think we can conclude from the fiscal cliff debate, maria, is that congress and the white house won't reach an agreement before they absolutely have to, and don't rule out possibility that the white house could yet invoke constitutional authority to unilaterally raise that debt limit if congress is not willing to play ball with them. >> we'll be wag. thanks very much. how far can washington push this debt ceiling fight before damage i
. and that's just not true. that's not what the obama administration has done. and tim geithner to his credit did not repeat that lie. so he's got a lot of problems and i agree, larry, i don't understand why the president keeps putting up people who are not qualified for the job. not only is he not qualified, you've got chuck hagel who he's trying to sell as a great infantry man. i love nurses, but they shouldn't be the head of hhs. we need qualified people with credibility with the other side. >> this whole thing's sort of this insider liberalism. >> right. >> it seems to me, ari, that's basically what jack is. he's an insider liberal, he's going to take his marching orders. you know, this administration runs everything from the oval office and president obama's ideology, which is a left wing ideology. i don't happen to share it. he won the election, i get that, but you just can't convince me that a jack lew or chuck hagel are first class appointments. they're not. nobody's going to buy that. >> how much time do i get to respond to jennifer's points? >> you get about 40 seconds. >> look, i t
of jack lew to replace tim geithner as the new treasury secretary. it's important to look at this in context of what it may mean for the debate on spending cuts as we approach this debt ceiling limit and the fight that is ensuing. tim get near is leaving january 25th. that means lew will be the main point person for this debt ceiling drama. so, what does this mean ahead of what is likely to be another hard fight? perhaps the best clues for that are in an op-ed from two years ago from jack lew. inis entitled "the easy cuts are behind us." the piece absolutely advocates getting out of our debt and getting the debt and deficit under control. but it does so by discussing some cuts in defense and then examples of scaling back things like something called the great lakes restoration initiative. not eliminating it, just cutting it by maybe a quarter of its present cost. a sav
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that to tim geithner. >> you could have a great year based on currency fluctuation and horrible year based on things out of your control. >> the kinds of things we're selling, a lot of them are long term capital goods. fluctuations day-to-day are not a big impact. large businesses are more impacted by fluctuations. the larger project whether building power plant or airplanes is less impacted. >> are you frustrated in the slowness of getting trade deals done? >> we had three trade deals done and we're now executing them. we had a record deal in c colombia. still banks think of colombia 10 years ago, not 21st century. it's been a strong market for energy and small business. >> where are we in small business? what's the left you'd like to see done? >> free-trade agreements? >> yes. >> i leave that to the trade reps. i think trade agreements are hard to do. look how long it took to get the last three done. they're just really hard to do. there's a lot of discussion. what i'm really focused on is emerging markets where we step in at the export import bank and close those deals. seeing a lot of
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